PCA’s Annual Report highlights agency’s impact on area seniors
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has released its annual report, which highlights the agency’s impact on the lives of Philadelphia area seniors. The 2018-19 report conveys the agency’s mission, funding and governance and highlights personal stories from several people who have been assisted by PCA.
Firehouse Active Adult Center is now open
PCA is pleased to announce the opening of the Firehouse Active Adult Center in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia. Located at 5331 Haverford Avenue, former home of Engine 65, the renovated facility reflects the combined efforts of the City of Philadelphia and PCA and is intended to serve the West Philadelphia community for many years to come.
National Healthcare Decisions Day: The importance of preparing advance directives
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), which is focused on raising awareness about the importance of preparing Advance Directives (Living Wills). Most people understandably avoid uncomfortable topics like illness, death and end of life decisions. However, it is so important to plan for these difficult scenarios while we’re well.
Wolf Administration: Trump-Proposed Cuts to Federal Health Programs Jeopardize Access to Life-Saving Health Care
The Wolf Administration spoke out against potential cuts contained in President Trump’s proposed federal budget, which would significantly change Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act.
Making long-distance caregiving more manageable
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) joins the national “Home for the Holidays” campaign, which encourages discussion of important issues affecting older Americans. The annual initiative is led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) in collaboration with the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. This year’s campaign is entitled “Caring Across the Miles: Resources for Long-Distance Caregivers.”